1. Port Adelaide/Enfield’s Bike Budget 2018-19 & 2019/20: In October, 2018 (and following cuts to the State Bike Fund) PA/E Council approved a somewhat reduced bike budget for the coming year (2018-19). New works currently nominated include:
- a pedestrian refuge across Main Nth Rd near Marmion St (to connect to the Enfield Bike Direct Network).
- a new link on the Outer Harbor Greenway across Lady Ruthven Drv from Flaminia St, Osborn (this will connect the OHG-North to the existing Coast Path Bikeway)
- a new link between Osmond Trc and Sudholz Rd, Gilles Plains (giving safer bicycle access to the TAFE campus).
Council will be putting in $160K to these projects. Previously nominated projects that have been omitted from the 2018-19 budget include:
- improvements to the Outer Harbor Greenway along Mead St, Birkenhead (providing a safer transition from the path to the roadway)
- some short shared-use pathway links on the Mersey Road Bikeway at Osborn (connecting the pathway to Furniss Crt and Mascotte Drv)
- a proposed ‘Regency Connector’ on Regency Rd, Regency Park (this off-road pathway would join the Gawler Greenway route to the PA/E Council’s East-West Connector route through The Parks).
PortBUG will be writing to DPTI about the possible inclusion of the Regency Connector in major new projects on South Road. PA/E Council has suggested that other projects omitted from 2018-19 as well as some others could be considered in 2019-20. Some additional projects also suggested have included:
- line markings along the Inner Harbor wharf to accommodate the OHG pathway as far as Timson St
- sharrow markings on Pym St (a section of the Gawler Greenway)
- a new shared-use pathway along Nelson St between Jenkins St and Semaphore Rd (ie; connecting bikeways across the eastern end of the ‘old GMH factory’ site).
PA/E Council is asking the community for further project suggestions – please forward any ideas to us asap and we’ll pass them on!
2. Port Dock Railway Station – Community Information Session:
When: Sunday, 17 March 2019. Drop in any time between 11am and 2pm
Where: National Railway Museum, 76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
The construction of the new Port Dock rail station and spur line will have a significant impact on section of the Outer Harbor Greenway through the Gillman rail yards. The PortBUG will attend this open day and seek to have constructive input to the design and community consultation. Please come along and make your voice heard!
3. Changes at PA/E: Following some restructuring in the Council’s Transport Team, Kerry McConnell is now Senior Transport Advisor and will also be responsible for all Bike Plan development.
Kerry, who is an experienced traffic engineer, will also be working on the new Integrated Transport Strategy, likely to be completed over 2019/20. This new Strategy is likely to demand a much more detailed and ‘finer grained’ approach to Active Transport and bicycle planning in the future. PortBUG looks forward to working on this with Kerry!